Daily API RoundUp: Google OSC, Kairos, and Twitter Node.JS SDKs

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or source code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Cameras, Sports, and Email categories. Also added were several Kairos SDKs. Here’s a summary of what’s new.

APIs

A spherical camera allows users to capture spherical panoramas of the scenes surrounding them. The Google Open Spherical Camera API is a proposed set of commands for controlling spherical cameras with built-in WiFi. Any app developed on any platform with this API can control a connected spherical camera that also implements this API. The documentation is composed of the Open Spherical Camera (OSC) Manufacturer Guide, which provides API implementation guidance to camera manufacturers, and the Open Spherical Camera API Specification, which describes the proposed set of commands for said cameras.

Google Streetview car with Spherical Camera

image: Google Maps cars use an Open Spherical Camera — photo: Wikimedia Commons
 

We’ve primarily categorized the Google Open Spherical Camera API under the Cameras category.  See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Cameras APIs.

Italy Serie A is an Italian football league in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The Italy SerieA League Live and Historical Results API allows developers to retrieve live Serie A results and data, including goals scored, lineups and substitutes, substitutions, yellow and red cards, statistics, weather conditions, and more. Developers can get results for every match that has occurred since the 1986-87 season. We’ve primarily categorized the Italy SerieA API under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Sports APIs.

Email Hunter is a service from Firmapi. The Email Hunter API returns all the emails found on the internet related to a unique domain name. This API uses HTTP for requests and responses; authentication is through a unique and secret API key. The Email Hunter API is fee-based with four different levels: Free, Starter, Growth, and Pro. We’ve primarily categorized the Email Hunter API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Email APIs.

Clients

Kairos makes face recognition, emotional analysis, and crowd behavioral analysis software, APIs, and developer tools. The Kairos Facial Recognition API methods include enroll, recognize, detect, and gallery. The Kairos API uses REST calls. We’ve added a number of SDKs to the clients area of the directory today for Kairos.

Kairos Facial Recognition PHP SDK allows for the addition of Kairos Facial Recognition to web applications using PHP programming language. The documentation includes a Kairos.php class that can be used as a client for the Kairos Facial Recognition API. To access the SDK, the user is required to have an environment configured for PHP scripts.

Kairos Facial Recognition Javascript SDK allows for the addition of Kairos Facial Recognition to web applications using JavaScript programming language. The documentation includes a kairos.js client that can be used as a client to the Kairos Facial Recognition API. To access the SDK, the user is required to have jQuery, internet connectivity, and a basic understanding of JavaScript and HTML5.

Kairos Facial Recognition Java SDK allows for the addition of Kairos Facial Recognition to Android apps using Java programming language. The documentation includes the SDK .jar file and sample project. To access the SDK, the user is required to have an Android app project targeting and internet connectivity for the user’s device or emulator.

Kairos Facial Recognition Objective-C SDK allows for the addition of Kairos Facial Recognition to iOS apps using Objective-C programming language. The documentation includes the SDK and sample project. To access the SDK, the user is required to have an XCode iOS app project targeting 6.1 or greater, and an iOS device with a camera and internet connectivity.

Kairos Crowd Analytics C++ SDK allows the user to identify quantity, gender, age, and focus of faces in images and videos. Crowd Analytics features include the ability to detect facial landmarks, engagement measurements such as mood, time, number of glances, and attention span. This SDK also detects gender and approximate age. This SDK is available in C++ programming language on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

The above SDKs were provided by Kairos. Additionally, we’ve added a Kairos Facial Recognition Ruby SDK by Frank Kany, which provides access to the Kairos Facial Recognition API using Ruby gem. Also added, Kairos Facial Recognition .NET SDK by Humberto Lee, which provides a .net wrapper and library to interact with Kairos Facial Recognition API written in C#.

Also new today in the clients area of the directory is this Twitter Node.js Library by René Raab. It is a simple module that allows developers to integrate the Twitter API’s methods into their Node.js applications.

Be sure to read the next Cameras article: Eagle Eye Updates its Video API Platform

 

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